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The Honey Bus by Meredith May

December 7, 2018

The Honey Bus: A Girl Raised by Bees is a memoir about a girl’s journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself.

When Meredith May is abandoned by both parents, she ends up learning life lessons about family, generosity and resilience from a rather unexpected source: the honeybees her grandfather keeps in Big Sur.

In a converted WWII military bus marooned in the backyard, Grandpa shows her the nuances of harvesting honey while the bees become a guiding force in her life, bonding her to the natural world and modeling a successful community that thrives on industry, democratic decision-making and loyalty.

The exquisite relationship between insect and girl becomes a sanctuary from her lonely childhood, but when her increasingly despondent mother turns violent, she must leave her grandfather’s side and strike out alone with only his hive lessons to help her.


Published 4th April 2019 | Hardback | 9780263936988 | RRP £12.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of The Honey Bus, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.


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